Dr. Lois Leveen designs and facilitates single and multi-session workshops and seminars for delivery within medical practices and healthcare systems, in academic settings, and in museums, libraries, and other public venues.
An expert in how adults learn, Dr. Leveen has deep experience in curriculum design. She consults with institutions and nonprofits to help them create effective, engaging training, professional development, emotional wellness programs, and opportunities for deepening interpersonal interactions, She is skilled at designing learning to suit a range of audiences, including healthcare staff, volunteers, patients, families, the public, or some combination of these groups.
Dr. Leveen is also available as a one-on-one writing coach or to lead writing groups for medical professionals interested in writing memoir, essays, fiction, or poetry.
Read more about this work in The Permanente Journal, a peer-reviewed medical journal. Finding Purpose: Honing the Practice of Making Meaning in Medicine
Lois Leveen, PhD was a 2017 Kienle Scholar in Medical Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine. She recently led workshops or presented research at the International Conference on Physician Health, co-sponsored by the American Medical Association (AMA), British Medical Association (BMA), and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA); the Health Humanities Consortium Conference; the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative; and the MedX Conference at Stanford.
Dr. Leveen is a novelist, poet, scholar, and teacher. She holds degrees from Harvard University, the University of Southern California, and UCLA. Her work in the public humanities focuses on how content and approaches from literary studies, history, the visual arts, and related fields can foster greater reflection for individuals and deeper bonds of community among practitioners, patients, and families. She has been published in/on The New York Times, the Atlantic, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Huffington Post, NPR, and C-SPAN. A former faculty member at UCLA and Reed College, she is a frequent guest speaker and workshop leader at museums, libraries, high schools, colleges and universities, and teacher training programs across North America.
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